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Music 2 Hues announces new THEMATIC ELEMENTS royalty free music series.

Music 2 Hues, a supplier of Production Music & Sound Effects to the, Film, Video, Animation, & Multimedia Industries has just released a new line of production music.

The new Thematic Elements Series offers the most popular "similar styled" titles from our Flagship library in one pre-packaged DVD-ROM with all files in both Mp3 and WAV file format for easy drag-n-drop into your non-linear program of choice.

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UNIVERSAL STUDIOS OPENS UNIVERSAL VIRTUAL STAGE 1 (USV1)

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS OPENS UNIVERSAL VIRTUAL STAGE 1 (USV1)

Universal Studios announced its opening of the Universal Virtual Stage 1 (UVS1). Sound Stage 36 has been converted into a pre-rigged, pre-calibrated virtual production studio with a green screen stage that includes motion capture and real-time camera tracking for on-set visualization capabilities. The facility also offers two editing bays, a 60 terabyte server room and production office space attached to the stage. 

The project transformed the 6,800 square foot Sound Stage into a self-contained facility with a 40 foot x 80 foot green screen cyc, a suite of editing bays and production office space with a conference room. The stage is a versatile addition to the Studios’ production and postproduction services for both internal and third-party productions. It comes as a package deal or "Ala Carte," says Jeanne Cordova, VP of Marketing, Publicity/Special Events.

 

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Tiffen Releases New Steadicam Zephyr

Tiffen Releases New Steadicam Zephyr

The Tiffen Company, manufacturer of photographic accessories used in almost every major movie and TV production around the world, announced the release of the new Steadicam Zephyr, a versatile and essential tool for camera stabilization needs.

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Steadicam’s New Scout for Video and Film Production

Steadicam’s New Scout for Video and Film Production

The Tiffen Company, the Long Island-based manufacturer and distributor of award-winning accessories for the still imaging, motion picture and broadcast markets, recently introduced the new Steadicam Scout.

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Canon HJ15 Lens Conquers Pikes Peak

Canon HJ15 Lens Conquers Pikes Peak


Canon’s HJ15ex8.5B lens, the world’s first portable HD zoom lens with built-in Optical Image stabilization, was recently used to shoot the 2010 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

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Where My Heart Beats

SpotlightIn 1989, Swedish Journalist Khazar Fatemi fled war-torn Afghanistan for a chance at a better life. Twenty years later, she returned equipped with a camera and a driving motivation to tell the world the truth about the war and its aftermath. “I was brought up in war, but the war the media was showing was not familiar to me,” says Fatemi. “Where were the Afghani people? The media was only showing the military and politicians. I wanted to show the world the people that have really suffered from the consequences of war. I wanted to give them a voice.”

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Indie Feats During Hard Times

I1stADJoshSandsGripKyuHanShinBoomOperatorBenOConnorActorTheodoreToureJohnsonJr.ActorSallyKemperProductionCoordinatorMaryJoVarney moved to Hollywood eight years ago to take my moviemaking experience to the next level. Over the years, it seemed there was always some kind of obstacle that stopped me from making my own film, and I often questioned whether it was worth the sacrifices I was making. I’m sure almost everyone reading this story can relate on some level to the difficulties that come with working in the entertainment industry, especially in Los Angeles where there have been so many changes in the last few years.

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Finding Remedies for Docs

Whether you’re shooting lions attacking prey on the savannah or simply putting together footage from a dozen different sources, capturing documentary footage can be an arduous job. And documentarians know that post is where they can deal with all their production issues to create the best results. P3 Update spoke to three post houses about how they add their “secret sauce” to aid documentary films.

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Thriving European Locations

OnLocation_Europe_Germany_Deko_Berliner_Strae_1     While the world’s exotic locations are luring filmmakers from across the globe, the majestic scenery and alluring architecture throughout Europe are top drawing cards. But in the international competition to attract productions throughout 2010, European nations quickly realized that ancient cities and stunning scenery alone wouldn’t suffice, and the addition of irresistible financial incentives would help to clinch movie deals benefiting local communities. Incentives are also an integral part of the production process, as producers and directors seek top-of-the-line production facilities, safe and experienced support crews and a depth of local talent when scouting their filming destinations. P3 Update looks at Europe’s top filmmaking destinations and reveals the perks and enticements that enabled them to attract a swarm of production in 2010.

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Top 10 Locations Worldwide

Producers choose where to shoot based on a laundry list of factors: specific locations, incentives, deep crew base, great infrastructure and even where the director or leading actor lives or likes to work. “For us, it’s a global playing field,” says Jerry Ketcham, senior VP of feature production atDisney. “When we look at a movie, we look at the entire world for opportunities on where to make it: Hungary, the Czech Republic, the U.K., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, even Beijing. Every studio executive looks at several choices for every project because there are so many options.” With all these great options being offered to filmmakers around the world,P3 Updatecontinues its annual list of the 10 most popular locations that are best known for luring in productions.

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